The work is an interpretation and a reply to Bas Jan Ader's famous video, entitled "I'm too sad to tell you", a self-portrait during which the artist is crying heartbreakingly in front of the camera. In my self-portrait, entitled "I'm too amused to tell you (A tribute to Bas Jan Ader)" I intended to present myself in a reverse situation, where I cannot stop laughing. The reasons and the trigger of this act remain enigmatic, the same as in Bas Jan Ader's work. The video's aim is to play with intimate and public space limits (when it comes to expressing strong emotions) and also with conventional gender roles (boys don't cry and girls don't laugh out loud).
Author: Laura-Ioana Partin
Camera and Cut: Andrei Cozlac, Mihai Apostu